Two-piece dress, Sweden, Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden Little Mermaid Pink Dress - Absolutely!
Mary Walker - The only woman ever to win the Congressional Medal of Honor was best known during her life as a feminist, abolitionist, surgeon. and the woman who insisted on wearing pants! Mary Edwards Walker was one of America's first female doctors
The Bloomer Costume, Amelia Bloomer, "The Bloomer Costume" consisted of wearing these big, Turkish inspired, trousers underneath your skirt. People shunned the idea of referencing clothing from the East. Bloomerism became an American custom though.